September 20, 2020

Archer available for final Test after second negative Covid-19 test

Jofra Archer was allowed to do some solitary fitness work during the second Test
England v West Indies, third Test
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Dates: 24-28 July
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England’s Jofra Archer has returned a second negative coronavirus test and will be available for selection for the final Test against West Indies.

The fast bowler missed the second Test and was later fined after breaching bio-secure protocols while travelling between venues.

Archer, 25, went through a five-day period of isolation and will now rejoin his team-mates before Friday’s match.

England levelled the three-match series with a 113-run win on Monday.

Archer visited his home in Hove on Monday during his journey from Southampton, where the first Test was held, to Manchester.

He was allowed to leave his room for carefully controlled solitary fitness work during the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford, where the final Test will also be held.